Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Children's Book Review: Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery
Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery
Written by: Jamie Lee Curtis
Illustrated by: Laura Cornell
Published by: Joanna Cotler Books, 2000
In this thoughtful, comforting book by the actress-turned-author, a child wonders about what happens to a balloon that is let go, just as a parent would wonder about what might happen to a child once he or she leaves home.
* We have read several of Jamie Lee Curtis's books and have enjoyed many of them. I'm sure anyone with a child has had the unfortunate experience of their son or daughter accidentally letting go of a helium-filled balloon. In this book, told in rhyme, Curtis tackles the question of "Where do balloons go?" when they go up in the sky. The possibilities are very imaginative and creative. The illustrations are bright and colorful, but kind of busy. This wasn't one of our favorite books by Curtis but the kids were still interested.
Family Rating: 1 thumb up.